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    The Cave of a Thousand Buddhas was the most important repository of ancient Buddhist and Chinese texts to survive. Just inside the Great Wall of China along the ancient Silk Road located in the Gobi Desert town of Dunhuang, this site is a hive of more than 460 grottoes of varying sizes, carved directly into the soft sandstone cliffs. Devout Buddhist monks inhabited the caves starting in 366 CE.

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